Polished Off

A panoramic portrait of Józef Piłsudski, the man who ‘towers over modern Poland’.

The Body as Machine

The life of George Balanchine, the man behind a quintessential American ballet aesthetic.

Books of the Year 2022

Our year in reading covers the year’s major anniversaries such as Partition, Stalingrad and the March on Rome as well as space travel, English law and, of course, the Tudors.

The ‘Jena Set’

The quiet German town that formed the backdrop for the first German Romantic movement.

For God (and us)

The histories of sixteen great cathedrals from Hagia Sophia to Santa Maria del Fiore.